I spoke at the Association of Collegiate Press’ Mega Workshop this past weekend and led a session on policy establishment. I was absolutely blown away impressed by the students in attendance. My three conference takeaways will hopefully be inspiring to all:

The #metoo movement has sparked engaging conversation and empowered countless women to step up and share their experiences. It has also shed a light on a pervasive problem: Men in powerful positions abusing and disrespecting their subordinates. If we want end this problem and create a strong culture of inclusion and equality, we have to move forward and create the work environment we want.

Protesting, Iowa Style

I experienced my first protest this weekend and it was amazing. Having my voice heard with other like-minded Iowans was a great way to stand up to bullies and support those experiencing what I went through.